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Did you see Britney Spears in the paper this morning? I thought it was Vanessa Feltz. They could be sisters.

Yeah, once again I have been slacking on the blog front, although not as much as some I could mention, ahem!

I have been pretty busy with markets recently, first at the Raspberry Beret event, then the GCM market and then Made In The Shade.

Here’s some photos:


Stall set up at Raspberry Beret. I shared a giant table with Tracey.


A quieter moment in proceedings at Raspberry Beret. It was actually pretty busy for the most part.


Catherine and Marceline enjoying themselves at the other end of the room. I forgot to take photos at the Mono market the next day and at MITS on Sunday! But they were great too, I assure you.

In other news, I’ve been laid up with the flu over the weekend and the start of this week too. I’m starting to recuperate though. Which means I am able to spend some more time with Jeff.

Who’s Jeff, I hear you ask? Well, you must wait until next time to find out. How intriguing!



I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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